JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Kites over Route 66, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, behind Carousel Park on West Seventh Street. The event includes demonstrations and vendors for kites of all sizes. Details: 417-291-2387.
JOPLIN: Dogs in Downtown, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Landreth Park. Musical guests include Tiffany, Last Chance Casanova and Story of a Ghost. Other events include performances by DockDogs, a petting zoo, a car show, family photo shoots and a marketplace. Cost: $7; $12 for a two-day pass. Details: 855-744-7787.
NEOSHO: Cinema in the Park, dusk Friday, Big Spring Park. “Cars 2” will be shown. Concession sales will benefit Freeman Neosho Hospital’s Relay For Life team. Details: 417-451-1925.
JOPLIN: PC Chess Club, 6 to 10 p.m. today, Hardee’s, 1641 W. Seventh St. The club offers classes, lectures, training and workshops for children and adults. Details: email@example.com.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School band room. The band is open to area musicians, with no audition required. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Show-Me Harmony Chorus rehearsal, 7 p.m. today, Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. Seventh St. Area women may join the singing. Details: 417-782-4631 or 417-624-8951.
JOPLIN: House concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, 533 N. Moffet Ave. Mark Bilyeu, of Big Smith, will perform. A hamburger dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost: $10. Details: 417-629-2571.
GALENA, KAN.: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Seventh and Main streets. Farmers, gardeners and crafters are welcome. Details: 417-438-6396 or 417-529-3191.
JOPLIN: Dogwood Trailblazers Walking Club, 5:30 p.m. today, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 2423 W. 26th. Details: 417-781-4474 or 417-624-0133.
JOPLIN: Ozark Gateway Audubon Society, 7 p.m. today, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Jeff Cantrell will make a presentation on “A Bear’s Life.” Admission is free. Details: 417-438-6213.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
SENECA: Story time, 10:30 a.m. today, Seneca Branch Library, 1216 Cherokee St. Details: 417-776-2705.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
Host with the most: Jerry Springer to host live version of legendary game show
The talk-show host will star in "The Price is Right Live" starting this week at Welk Resort in Branson. The show is a stage adaptation of the classic game show and features all of the same games, from the opening price-guessing to the Showcase Showdown -- and the Big Wheel.
No desire to retire: Stafford still singing
In his 24th season headlining his own show at The Jim Stafford Theatre, the guitarist, comedian and storyteller said he is still going strong. Stafford said he doesn't consider performing on stage work.
The Departed kicks off casino's Dirt Road Live series
The Departed will perform Wednesday at the casino. It is the first band in the casino's lineup for Dirt Road Live, a series of five red dirt bands getting radio airplay.
Summer JLT workshops to include auditioning
Registration continues for children's summer workshops at Joplin Little Theatre, where students will learn about the magic of dramatic arts -- and get some advance work on audition opportunities for shows later in the season.
- Parents' planner (May 23-29)
Sarah Coyne: Stay calm to beat boredom
Part of me wants to cram it full of activities and summer-bucket-list ideas, with reading schedules and math practice. But that's only the part that's afraid of what might happen to the moods of some bored kids on hot days.
No need for camping trip to enjoy roasted s'mores, hot dogs
Campfire treats can be enjoyed even when the campsite is just in the backyard. S'mores and hot dogs can be easily prepared with a simple, small cooking fire in a corner of your yard. And kids can help take part in the fun by cooking their own servings.
Cheryle Finley: Vidalia onion worthy of its own festival
Vidalia onions, the state vegetable of Georgia, are grown in season during late spring and early summer. First grown near Vidalia, Ga., in the 1930s, these onions are becoming more popular each year.
Amanda Stone: Do-it-yourself popsicles can be made from fruit, yogurt
It all started with a little white lie involving the blasted ice cream truck. I may have led my innocent toddler to believe that it is a music truck.
Benji Tunnell: Outside of the theater, movies are still entertaining
Every once in a while, I like to take a break from the weekly movie grind and explore some other entertainment avenues. Being a movie geek, I often gravitate toward film-related stuff.
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